An Open Booklist for Donald Trump

President Trump, When I told a friend of mine I was going to create a booklist for you, he laughed and reminded me that you weren’t much of a reader. As a librarian that’s not supposed to stop me from introducing literature to people. It is, in fact, the point of being a librarian: to…

An Open Booklist To Kanye West

Dear Kanye, I hope this letter finds you…in a better place than you’ve been lately. We don’t know each other – or rather, you don’t know me, and I only know of you – so that might not mean much to you. All cards on the table: we probably wouldn’t be friends in real life. It’s…

You’ve Read a Ta-Nehisi Coates book. Now What?

Easily one of my favorite books of the year, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates isn’t the kind of book you enjoy so much as one you take things away from to process. It specifically challenges (by default, not intent; this particular conversation is one white folks are being allowed to listen to,…